House of Delegates passes amended arena funding bill

House of Delegates passes amended arena funding bill

House of Delegates passes amended arena funding bill

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by 13 News

WVEC.com

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 19 at 11:35 PM

RICHMOND-- A bill that  would allow Virginia Beach to raise cash to help pay for an arena passed the House of Delegates on Tuesday. The bill now goes to the Governor's desk for his signature.

The State Senate passed Delegate Ron Vilenueva's HB 2320 last week but not before making some changes.

The Senate stripped the portion of the bill allowing a special income tax on any pro sports team that might take up occupancy there. That tax essentially on players was one way the city was hoping to pull the project off.

The amended  bill does allow for raising money from a special sales tax at an arena on things like beer and sodas.

Governor Bob McDonnell is expected to sign the bill. .



 

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